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People congregate together and had a candlelit vigil. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Butte County Youth Advisory holds candlelit vigil to remember homeless youth

Kimberly Morales // November 19, 2019

On Tuesday night a candlelight vigil was held at the steps of ‪the Chico City Council Chambers honoring and remembering homeless youth‬. Hosted by the Butte County Youth Advisory Council, the...

Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater, located on campus in between the Bidwell Mansion and the Physical Science Building on Chico State was where the reported robbery took place. Photo credit: Kimberly Morales

Police searching for group suspected of robbery on campus

Kimberly Morales // October 11, 2019

A robbery at the Bidwell Bowl Amphitheater has led to a search for the group of suspects reported to have been involved.On Thursday afternoon Student Announcements, a service for the students of Chico...

Felipe Jesus Marquez-Segura, 23,  is currently being held in Butte County Jail awaiting his preliminary hearing. Photo credit: Chico Police Department

Man pleads not guilty on charges of sexual assault and burglary

Kimberly Morales // October 4, 2019

Felipe Jesus Marquez-Segura, 23, of Chico, entered court on Thursday while being held on charges including sexual assault and burglary. The defendant pleaded not guilty to forcible sexual penetration and...

A knife found near one of the stabbing locations

Multiple stabbings have Chico Police on high alert

Gordy Papalias // March 7, 2019

Chico Police have responded to three stabbings that happened within 24 hours. Police suspect that two of the incidents involve the same person at the same apartment complex.The first stabbing happened...

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Woman reports assault in her own home

Tisha Cheney // February 3, 2018

University PoliceCall Type: Petty Theft-BikeMonday 7:27 a.m., Konkow HallBike parts were stolen from an unregistered bike.Call Type: RapeMonday 9:10 a.m., address unknownThe victim said the assault occurred...

One of the 50 actors in the haunted corn maze. Photo credit: Matthew Manfredi

Halloween crime rates lower than last year

Amanda Hovik // November 3, 2016

More treats than tricks this Halloween with lower crime rates reported by Chico Police Department. Fifty-three arrest were made this Halloween 2016. In comparison, 58 were made in 2015 and over 41 in...

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Machete hijinks, funeral fight and the bookstore bandit

Lucas Moran // October 4, 2016

University Police: Call Type: Suspicious Subject Friday 11:15 a.m., Chico State bookstore 400 W. First St. A man in his mid-20s attempted to sell back books which were stolen from the bookstore. Call...

Text-to-911 test conversation. Photo credit: Lucas Moran

Butte county implements text-to-911

Lucas Moran // August 29, 2016

Every American knows who to call when an emergency strikes. Dispatchers are prepared to assist with every 911 crisis call. From a hit-and-runs to a mass shooting in progress. Of the over 6,000 dispatch...

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Subject plays with fire extinguisher and urinates in trash can

Bridget Comito // May 8, 2016

Chico Police DepartmentCall Type: Suspicious Subject, Saturday, 11:30 a.m.Grandmother believes daughter locked herself in her apartment and is under the influence of Meth. Call Type: Forgery, Monday, 6:12...

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Subject threatens to kill everyone in mobile home park

Michael Catelli // May 2, 2016

Chico Police Department Call Type: Threats, Saturday, 11:11 a.m., Lassen Gardens Reporting person has temporary guardianship of 1-year-old child. Reporting person is receiving threats from biological father...

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